Greg Growden

Greg Growden

Greg Growden is Chief Rugby Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Harris in frame to be Wallabies new fullback

Greg Growden Rosario: Mike Harris is set to become the fifth Wallabies fullback in ten Tests this season and Dave Dennis is under threat of being replaced in the backrow for Saturday night's international against...

Wallabies beef up pack to prepare for tough battle with brutal Pumas

Tatafu Polota Nau

Greg Growden ROSARIO: In the land of gargantuan steaks and enormous forwards, the Wallabies will go for brawn in their pack to confront the Pumas on Saturday night.

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Cummins, Tapuai plug latest gaps in Test team

Ben Tapuai

Greg Growden ROSARIO: The Wallabies merry-go-round continues to spin with two more newcomers - Nick Cummins and Ben Tapuai - joining the Test team, taking the tally of players who have appeared in the green and...

Pumas beware: aggressive Honey Badger on prowl

The honey badger's fighting spirit has proved an insipration for Wallaby Nick Cummins.

Greg Growden ROSARIO: For the Honey Badger, the choice was simple: the mines, the army or Randwick.

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Wounded and weary Wallabies relying on pride to earn result

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Kurtley Beale of the Australian Wallabies is tackled during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Skilled Park on September 15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Greg Growden ROSARIO: Wherever they have gone in Argentina this week, there has been no reprieve for the Wallabies.

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Laser-boot Harris guides Wallabies home

Australia v Argentina

Greg Growden The Wallabies enjoyed one of their most courageous wins in recent times when they overcame an Argentine ambush in Rosario this morning.

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Beale aims for a perfect 10 to cement Wallabies five-eighth spot

Australia's Kurtley Beale, right, makes a catch as South Africa's captain Jean de Villiers, left, defends during their Rugby Championship at the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.  (AP Photo / Themba Hadebe)

Greg Growden ROSARIO: Kurtley Beale may only be the latest Test stop-gap measure at five-eighth until James O'Connor returns to the Wallabies, but the Rebels utility wants to make the pivotal spot his own.

Wallabies up to the Test as newcomers show mettle

Ben Alexander

Greg Growden ROSARIO: On this night, at this venue, on this occasion, the Wallabies could easily have lost their way.

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Wallabies put stock in experience

Radike Samo

Greg Growden THE Wallabies selectors love picking novices, but have shown by including Drew Mitchell, Radike Samo and Nathan Sharpe in the 30-man Rugby Championship squad they haven't forgotten their tribal...

Season strife brings call for dash of foreign flair

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Greg Growden The call for more overseas players being allowed to join the local Super Rugby ranks has intensified following Australia's poor start to the tournament.

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Tahs know defeat to Force may be end of finals hopes

Tom Carter

Greg Growden IT IS more than three months before the Super Rugby season becomes cut-throat, but the Waratahs are still treating Friday night's match against the Force in Perth as if it is a final.

Hunt for the Honey Badger: Waratahs in defensive drive to tame the Force's rampant midfielder

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Nick Cummins of the       Western Force on his way to scoring during the round five Super Rugby       match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Western Force at AAMI Park on       March 23, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty       Images) cummins.jpg

Greg Growden THE Waratahs will be embarking on a honey badger hunting expedition tonight. No, they're not heading to Africa in pursuit of the fearless predator but want to capture the Force midfielder Nick...

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Tahs brass vows 'repercussions' if team pulls off yet another loss

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Greg Growden How the Waratahs fare against the Cheetahs on Sunday will not only determine whether they end an exasperating, month-long losing streak but will also impact on the future of numerous leading team...